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December 2010: What are you reading?

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Ash
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Post by Ash » Sun December 5th, 2010, 1:20 pm

I didn't care for that one, didn't finish it. Tipping the Velvet was good, but oh her Fingersmith was absolutely fantastic. A story with twists and turns that you don't see coming, in a very real 18th century London setting.

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Post by Vanessa » Sun December 5th, 2010, 5:48 pm

Yes, I loved Fingersmith and very much enjoyed Affinity.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun December 5th, 2010, 8:49 pm

I've finished "Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius" by Colin Dickey (302pgs, 2009).* A very interesting look at the stealing of skulls to try to discern if the genius of the human was imprinted on the skull. A huge part of the book is concerned with phrenology. A quick and relatively easy read.

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Post by Tanzanite » Sun December 5th, 2010, 9:42 pm

Will be starting Heresy by S.J. Parris either later tonight or tomorrow on the bus to work.

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Post by tsjmom » Sun December 5th, 2010, 10:53 pm

'A Vintage Affair' by Isable Wolff. I did a review under author's last names. LOVED this book - 5/5!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Divia » Mon December 6th, 2010, 1:10 am

Bring young things (ya)
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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon December 6th, 2010, 2:08 am

I'm about half way through The Golden Compass because a dear friend of mine will not leave me alone until I read it. I have to say I don't care much for it so far. Not because of any devilish stuff--it's fiction after all--but I just am not in the mood for a young adult book. Or is this middle grade?

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Post by Misfit » Mon December 6th, 2010, 2:12 am

Still reading Love and War by John Jakes. Might be like Nefret reading War and Peace with the size of this tome ;)
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon December 6th, 2010, 2:54 am

I started The King's Daughter by Christie Dickason.
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Post by Ash » Mon December 6th, 2010, 3:14 am

[quote=""Alisha Marie Klapheke""]I'm about half way through The Golden Compass ...but I just am not in the mood for a young adult book. Or is this middle grade?[/quote]


I read it as an adult for a sci fi book group; I found it interesting, but I suspect would have liked it much better had I read it when I was younger - probably in HS. I did not go on to read the other two books in the series.

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